Chocolate Stuffed Strawberries

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Introduction: Chocolate Stuffed Strawberries

About: I'm a total gearhead. I love working on cars, airplanes, rockets, sailboats, whatever. Cars i've owned and/or rebuilt: 1966 Pontiac Grand Prix, 1977 Lotus Esprit, 1979 Fiat X1/9 & Strada, 1970 Ford Bronco...

I'm all about non convention so i was thinking about how to put a twist on the classic chocolate covered strawberry.

I thought about switching the ingredients and making strawberry covered chocolates.

Well after some experimentation I ended up creating Chocolate Stuffed Strawberries.

Step 1: Ingredients

Fresh strawberries
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 rounded teaspoon shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil)

Step 2: Partially Slice the Top of the Strawberry

Using a knife, carefully slice the top of the strawberry without cutting all the way thru.

Then carefully rotate the top open.

The area where the top is still connected will hinge nicely like a door.

Step 3: Core Out the Center of the Strawberry

Carefully core out the center of the strawberry with a sharp knive.

Step 4: Make the Chocolate Filling & Stuff the Strawberry

Combine the chocolate chips with the shortening in a microwaveable bowl or cup. Microwave for about 30 seconds until soft and mix with a spoon.

Then spoon the chocolate mixture into the strawberry.

Step 5: Voila...meet the Chocolate Stuffed Strawberry!

After you've stuffed the strawberry with chocolate, rotate the cap back on and let some of the chocolate ooze over the sides.

You can eat them right away while the chocolate is warm or store them in the refrigerator.

Enjoy

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    31 Discussions

    Nutella is good, but don't cheat yourself. So many recipes out there.

    Genius!

    And some strawberries, the really big ones, have their own natural cavity in them.

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    Sounds great and as soon as the rain stops, I'm going to get some strawberrys at the market... But one thing I will try is to take the scooped out berry, mash it really well and mix it with the chocolate before stuffing... I think it should work out well... Thanks for the idea...sean.

    With strawberries THAT big, I think I'd rather use a melon ball scoop to remove the middle of the strawberries, instead of a knife that has the potential to slice off fingers.GRIN It also seems to me that you'd need to have a way to stand them up in order for the chocolate filling to set up and not run out of the berry, maybe an empty egg carton for that size strawberry. I like the suggestion of serving them in a chocolate bowl. I've served raspberry mousse in shaped chocolate clam shells that were the hit of the party!

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    I think i am going to experiment based off of the syringe comment + the natural cavity one. Maybe i can get giant strawberries and a turkey baster and inject chocolate?

    I'm thinking about filling the middles with sweetened cream cheese (get it good and soft and use a plastic sandwich bag with the corner snipped off to squeeze the filling into the strawberry).   Then drizzle the outside with chocolate--- HEAVEN! 

    Does one keepd the 'door' for eating? It does thave the leaves on it there...<,<

    you you could dip just the tip in white choc for extra effect, or fill center with caramel then dip in choc to seal.

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     imagen how happy you would be if you thought you were just getting a chocolate dipped strawberry (MY FAVORITE FOOD) but it was also filled with chocolate. ahhh

    i think the only thing that could make this recipe better would be, instead of Crisco and melted chocolate chips... Nutella.  Now that'll make your eyes roll back in your head...

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     these look really good, and they're so easy to do.  I think I need to go run to the grocery store now!  ^_^